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Here's What Happened With Faraday Future's Failed Self-Driving Demo

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  1. WeirdBob

    WeirdBob Active Member

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    Here's What Happened With Faraday Future's Failed Self-Driving Demo

    http://jalopnik.com/heres-what-happened-with-faraday-futures-failed-self-dr-1791005619

    Raphael Orlove | Jan 10, 2017 12:48pm

    Faraday Future’s car failed to park itself on stage at its big debut at CES last week. Oddly, at the same event, the much-anticipated FF 91 successfully parked itself outside the event building. As it turns out, the car inside was up to something different, as explained by the car’s engineers.



    Those engineers said the car inside was running on its own, specific programming, different from the normal-functioning self-driving prototype outside—though the two shared software and hardware. FF does have a solid and functioning self driving, self-parking system, but that’s not what was used during the big indoor demo, and it all kind of served to undermine the car’s abilities.

    See, the big news from the debut of the FF 91 was supposed to be that the company had built a working set of prototypes it says are ready for production (once it, you know, secures a means for production such as a working factory), but much of the media focused on the endless string of buzzwords about the car and how it embarrassingly failed to park itself on stage.

    Faraday Future’s Senior Vice President of Research and Development and main presenter for the night Nick Sampson told the press after the debut that the car simply faced technical challenges of the metal roof of the building itself, saying: “If we look up at the roof of this building there’s a lot of steel structure up there that’d [prohibit] some of the signals.“

    However, I was able to speak with three members of Faraday Future’s Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) team the day after at a second, more private press event ostensibly for speedy ride alongs and got a clearer explanation. I spoke with Hong Bae, who heads ADAS at Faraday Future, as well as Self-Driving Technical Specialist Oliver Jeromin and Navigation and Controls Lead Paul Theodosis.
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  2. heynow321

    heynow321 Well-Known Member

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    any year now....right around the corner...
     
  3. Jermin8r89

    Jermin8r89 Active Member

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    Not worried. SDVs wont be world wide. U always want to drive i bet there still will be some jobs for years and years to come. They need to do that space elavator NOW though. U make captizals around the planet with space ships going from captizal to captizal. Same with highway to the moon. Space cowboys. Itd be like mission to mars.

    Since noone of that is happening there planning a faulty wich will cuz more people to loose work and will start a war. Hackers will take down the grid and there goes society
     

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